Medley Buffet @ Okada Manila

Buffet Lovers like me, be sure to find your way to the Medley Buffet of Okada Manila.

Before you get to the restaurant, you will first be amazed with the Grand Lobby that is Okada Manila. Pink hues will welcome your arrival. Colorful gems adorn these gigantic shell shaped curtains dropping from the ceiling!

Medley Buffet is fast becoming the star of all buffets. With its very classy interior and its vast selection of international cuisine, people are really flocking to see what’s in store for them!

We managed to reserve the private room. Look how dainty it is. Even the chair is intricately carved.

I randomly took photos of the buffet spread. From Filipino cuinese to Japanese cuisines, to Korean, to Chinese and other international cuisines, you can find it all here.

And more importantly, so much variety of desserts they offer here!

Medley Buffet has weekdays promo now, so better enjoy it while you can.

Bon Appetit!

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Family Mode: Customizing our Princess Cake!

Since Red Ribbon doesn’t have Hello Kitty Themed Cakes, we just chose a suitable cake for our party.¬† We chose this Princess Fondant Cake for our Mini Princess.  The cake is pink and yellow, just like Hello Kitty’s colors. 

Credits to my creative husband who conceptualized what to do with the cake to make it Hello Kitty Themed.  He looked for our daughters’ Hello Kitty figures / toys and placed them on the cake. 

It just took 2 toys and some good placement on the cake, the guests and visitors raved how cute the cake was.

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The HK below lights up while the HK on top doesn’t. 

It came out nicely right?

Practical mom and dad all the way! ūüôā

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Voucher Review – Ensogo – Nail Files

When:  April 13, 2013
Where: Nail Files Wilson Greenhills Branch
What:  90-minute ultimate Hand & Foot Package: Foot & Hand Spa + Foot & Hand Scrub + Foot & Hand Reflex + Callus Removal + Mani-Pedi with upgraded polish
Price:  Php 349.00 valued at Php 1,100.00 / savings Php 751.00
Groupon Site: Ensogo / Deal Here
 
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I bought this deal a long time ago, I was still pregnant then.  I needed to pamper my hands and feet, I thought!
 
The baby came and so much has happened, I wasn’t able to find time to use it. ¬†Until the voucher was about to expire, I didn’t have a choice but to fit it in my schedule. ¬†One Saturday night, my loving husband dropped me off at the Greenhills Wilson Branch. ¬†Of course, I made a reservation already. ¬†We all know that deals like these, a reservation is almost as important as the deal itself.
 
The branch was located at 2nd Floor, I got up the stairs, walked a few steps and a small door at the end of the hallway greets you.  When I went in, no one is inside yet.  This is how it looked like.  A cozy and dim place to relax and unwind.
 
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I love their interior, the colors lavender and apple green help you achieve that calm state. ¬†After I gave my voucher, I immediately settled in and took my spot for the night. ¬†So many fluffy pillows to use! Used it to prop my head! Here’s my smiling face.
 
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I waited a few minutes.  Then it was time to start the pampering!  They soaked my feet in the foot spa machine.
 
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While it’s soaking, the Nail Files staff started with the Hand Scrub. ¬†I wasn’t able to take a photo of it. ¬†She scrubbed my hands till the half of my arms. ¬†It was so-so. ¬†Not really as good as it’s supposed to feel like.
After the Hand Scrub is the Hand Reflex, just like the Scrub it wasn’t something explosive. ¬†She just massaged the hands.
 
About this time, there was a family who walked in and everyone chose a Foot Spa Package, except for the little girl about 6 or 7 year old who chose the Kiddie Manicure. ¬†So cute because all four girls were with their dad. ¬†Then, a voucher holder like me came in with her hubby. ¬†The place was jampacked and what’s funny was there were only 3 staff to accommodate and do everyone’s nails! Imagine that! ¬†It was a mess!
 
Fortunately, I was the first one to arrive, so I was the priority.  They do me first in every step of the way.
 
After soaking my feet, it was time for my feet to be scrubbed. ¬†This one’s a little better than the Hand Scrub. ¬†But I felt that the staff is hurrying because there were people waiting. ¬†They covered my feet with a towel after.
 
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Same process with the Hand Scrub, after it was the Foot Reflex.  It was more like a Soft Massage.  
 
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Time for the Mani and Pedi!  They stayed true to their package, it comes with upgraded polish.  You can choose from a variety of colors from different brands like LA Colors, The Face Shop and Orly.  You can also choose from different designs of  nail art.  
 
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I chose a pink hue from the Orly Brand.
 
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I forgot to take a picture of my hands and feet after. But I took a photo now of my feet and the polish is still ok!
 
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As for my hand nail polish, I just removed it yesterday.  But I still love the after effect, no yellow nails even after 2 weeks, no cracked end and my nails still look good even without the polish!
 
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So there, still happy overall! ¬†If you’ll ask me, I’ll definitely go back, but not for the spa package anymore, I’ll just go for their mani pedi combo! Rating’s 8 of 10! See you soon Nail Files!
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